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Environmental Program Evaluation

Topical Interest Group

 

The EPE TIG has over 300 members who specialize in  environmental arenas  including education, energy, international and global environmental issues.  We share a personal and professional passion for the environment, and for promoting a stronger community of practice in environmental evaluation. The members of the TIG are an inspiring, resourceful, and dynamic community of evaluators – many of whom are leaders in their field. New practitioners learn from the experience of long time evaluators, and more established practitioners learn from the diverse perspectives of an ever-growing member base. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 

   

                                                                              

           
          
  

        
Evaluations of Conservation Biology              

  • Ecological monitoring and assessment (e.g., habitat or species restoration)
  • Human dimensions of resource management
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Evaluations of Environmental Policy, Programs and Management

  • Policy and practice change initiatives
  • Program and policy effectiveness and environmental outcomes
  • Program and policy implementation across local, regional and national levels

 


                                   
                       
                           
    Evaluations of Environmental & Conservation Education
  • Environmental & Conservation Education in public and private school settings, and/or non-formal settings
  • Educational impacts of environmental and conservation education on learning
 
  

     
Evaluations of Energy Programs

  • Improvement of energy efficiency & conservation program management
  • Measurement of demand-side management programs 
  • Impact of social marketing and incentive programs on consumer behavior
                       
          


Evaluations of International Global Issues
           

  • Education and will-building in support of environmental issues
  • International treaties, consortiums
  • Climate change practices, policies






 

AnnouncementsEvaluation 2020

 
EVAL 20 REIMAGINED CONFERENCE

With the AEA 2020 conference virtual there will be no travel but you can make a carbon offset for any travel you do anyway.  For details click on the "Connect" tab above.

EPE TIG Field Trip

Since the AEA Conference is virtual there will be no physical EPE TIG Field Trip.


EPE TIG Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 EST

EPE TIG meeting. Link: rebrand.ly/EPETIG or
https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdeqvpjooHt1xHmjM_fHoKKSxdWFCMEu5

PLEASE REGISTER AT ABOVE LINK IN ADVANCE TO GET ZOOM LINK SENT TO YOU. WE ARE NOT USING THE AEA CONFERENCE PLATFORM FOR THE BUSINESS MEETING.

We will go through plans for the year and make a plug for you to join the leadership team. The vast majority of the hour will be for conversation and networking.

EPE TIG BYO-everything Reception with Beverly Parsons, Michael Quinn Patton and more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:30-? EST

EPE BYO_everything Link: rebrand.ly/EPETIG or
https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdeqvpjooHt1xHmjM_fHoKKSxdWFCMEu500

THIS IS OUR VIRTUAL EQUIVALENT OF THE ANNUAL TIG DINNER BUT THE ONLY COST IS YOUR TIME!!  PLEASE REGISTER AT ABOVE LINK IN ADVANCE TO GET ZOOM LINK SENT TO YOU. WE ARE NOT USING THE AEA CONFERENCE PLATFORM FOR THE SOCIAL.  THE LINK IS THE SAME AS FOR THE BUSINESS MEETING SO IF YOU GO TO THE BUSINESS MEETING JUST STAY AT THE SAME ZOOM LOCATION AND WE'LL SEGUE SEAMLESSLY INTO THE SOCIAL.  OR JUST COME TO THE SOCIAL AT 6:30 p.m. EST  IF YOU WANT.

Blue Marble Evaluation, Visionary Evaluation, and many other ideas and frameworks around effectively responding to climate change are coming together to influence our field. Learn about these efforts and explore how you can be involved. Come meet former AEA Presidents Beverly Parsons (VIsionary Evaluation) and Michael Quinn Patton (Blue Marble Evaluation) and discuss their initiatives in breakout rooms along with other evaluators.  Meet AEA Board Candidate Scott Chaplowe as well.

EVAL 20 REIMAGINED, EPE TIG CONFERENCE SESSIONS.
Links at conference website.

Friday, October 30, 2020 10-10:45 EST

2151: Applying trauma-informed evaluation to climate change disasters

Susan Wolfe and Allison Van will explore the ways evaluation must adapt as mass collective traumas become more common (like the collective trauma we’re all in now!), offering initial thinking about how to apply and adapt trauma-informed evaluation to disasters.

Friday, October 30, 2020  12-12:45 EST

2475: Climate Change is a Wicked Problem – how can evaluators help funders and program staff learn quickly enough?

It is imperative that evaluators figure out how to best help strategists and implementers working on climate change mitigation learn quickly about what works, what doesn’t and why. This interactive Think Tank will explore learning strategies and actions we can take.

Friday, October 30, 2020 1:30-2:15 EST

1917: Presidential Strand– Evaluation and the Challenge of Our Time

The urgency of climate change presents an opportunity for action by evaluators on what is arguably the most pressing challenge we face not just as evaluators, but as inhabitants on this planet. The climate crisis is one of humanity’s great moral moments. There are no bystanders; the outcomes affect us all and future generations.

How can evaluators engage in the challenge of our time?

Friday, October 30, 2020 1:30-2:15 EST (TIME MAY CHANGE- CHECK PROGRAM)

2209: Evaluators’ Role in Creating a More Inclusive Climate Resilient World

Rupu Gupta will highlight a model for culturally responsive evaluation practices in community-focused climate resilience contexts. Synthesized findings will emphasize how evaluators can create opportunities for all stakeholders to participate, be adaptive to the dynamic contexts, and be an

‘internal outsider’ to identify themes between and within project contexts.

OTHER RELATED SESSIONS

Thursday, October 29, 2020  12-12:45 EST

2549: Building for Resilience: The Role of Urban Infrastructure Development Projects to Support Displaced Communities (Disaster and Emergency Management Evaluation TIG)

A multi-country study captures the current state of urban capacity to address climate-related migration and displacement – highlighting broader gaps in land use, zoning, and donor-related policy that could help mitigate current and future challenges as climate change exacerbates urban fragility.